On September 7th, we reported the siege of Dalga, Egypt, a village in Egypt with a large Christian population, which has been overrun by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Christians in Dalga are being threatened and killed, their churches burned. The same scenario is being played out all over the Middle East, most recently in Ma’aloula, Syria.
The US is supporting the rebels who are responsible, indirectly or directly. We are on the same side and in the least, we have empowered them in what can only be describes as a global jihad.
The tiny Christian village of Ma’aloula, Syria, with its population of about 3,500, was protected by the Assad government. It has been taken over by our allies – the rebels – and they are killing Christians.
The faction that took over the village is alleged to be al-Nusra and, while we have labeled them terrorists, they are fighting alongside the Free Syrian Army whom we are supporting.
John McCain claimed the al-Nusra and other extreme factions were off trying to convert people, we wouldn’t be supporting them, and we could avoid helping them.
However, that has not been the case, if we support the rebels, we are supporting these same people.
Heartbreaking scene in Maaloula
The Christians in Syria are mostly supporting Assad, who has protected them. They said an attack by the US would be a double attack for them.
The residents of Ma’aloula still speak Aramaic, the religion of Jesus Christ. It’s a peaceful and ancient little village. People in Damascus, 35 miles away, travel to Maaloula in the summer for vacation, doubling the population.
Many families who reside in Ma’aloula prepared for the invasion by keeping their passports and their childrens’ academic records nearby in case they had to flee.
Half of the Christians fled Ma’aloula before the takeover by our allies. Those who have not are held up in a Christian center.
Reports leaking out say that the rebels stormed the Christian center and Christians have been told they must convert to Islam or be beheaded. One resident said they shouted ‘Allahu Akhbar’ as they ravaged Christian homes and churches.
They have been killing people and there are bodies in the middle of the street. One villager said, “They shot and killed people,” he said. “I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village. Where is President Obama to see what has befallen us?”
Another witness stated, “I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, ‘Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.’”
The rebels say they will burn the churches.
US-backed rebels in the peaceful Christian village of Maaloula
The rebels we support are killing Christians. In what world is it acceptable for the United States to support people who would do this? Assad may be the devil but so are these people.
In fact, the Obama administration and German newspapers are reporting that the intercepts between the Assad higher-ups and their military show that the chemical weapons were set off by Assad forces but against the orders of Assad and his generals. So who is the worst group here?
The simple fact is that the more the rebels win, the more Christians die.
Assad doesn’t threaten US safety. Al Qeada wants to destroy the US, Chrisitians, minorities, and Israel. We are supporting these rebels whose ranks are infiltrated with the Muslim Brotherhood, radical Islamists, and ‘moderates’ like Major General Idris of the Free Syrian Army who is an anti-Semite.
Now that the rebels are in control of Ma’aloula, they have control of an important supply line to Lebanon. It is an important win for them in the fight against Assad.
This civil war in Syria has become a global jihad. Many of the fighters are foreigners, not Syrians at all.
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